Kids Ministry Collective

KMC#64 Unlocking Creativity with Jason Tilley

June 9, 2019

Join Tom Bump and his guest, Jason Tilley (

as they discuss how any leader can unlock creativity to solve any challenge they face in ministry.

Q1 So why is it that leaders can struggle with Creativity?

Q2: What can a leader do to get that Creativity back or stir it up inside of them?


Believe you are creative.

  • We are made in the image of a creative God and are therefore creative in our own right.
  • Believing a lie that you are not creative is a surefire way to keep it locked up.

Q3: So we work on our belief system to embrace the God-given creativity: where does one start?


Define the Problem

  • Make observations
  • Ask questions- Why does this happen?

*Get to the root.-


Q4: Sometimes it can feel overwhelming our outside our comfort zones to lead creatively, what do I need to do to make sure I’m moving forward?

*God-sized problems take God-sized solutions.


Assemble a team- doesn’t have to be staff-

  • Dreamers
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Doers

Q5: So I’ve looked at a problem and have a good grasp on it, I’ve started defining the challenge I have and start observing some causes and maybe even solutions. I’ve started gathering some others who have gifts to help, what next?


Find Your Solution

  • A process by which the group finds a solution they want to try
  • Constraints and Context


Q6- this can seem very overwhelming to leaders especially if they struggle with having any help, what encouragement can you give?


Start Small

  • Prototype and iterate until you are happy with your solution


Make a Choice

  • Pivot or persevere.
  • Do I want to keep trying or is it time to look for a new solution?